By: Eric Eli Adzie | Voltaonlinegh |
Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah together with some officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Youth Authority and the Volta Regional Minister has paid a working visit to the Ho Youth Resource Centre of Excellence.
The visit to the site on Saturday, September 7, marked Mr. Asiamah’s second at the site since the sod cutting for commencement of the project.
According to him, the inspection formed part of government’s efforts to ensure the project was being executed according to specification and to resolve issues confronting the construction.
The Minister expressed his gratification about the work done so far but bemoaned the slow pace of work done by the contractor, Wilkado Constructions Limited.
“Per the narrative of the site engineer, we have to get in touch with the contractor so that he can speed up the work here. I think he has been relatively slow and we are not happy about that development because we don’t owe him. So we expect him to speed up work here so that Volta Region will have a decent modern sports edifice.”
When quizzed about the level of completion, Mr. Asiamah however stated that, although 65 per cent of work has been done so far, he has instructed that the contractor appear at the Ministry to answer questions on the slow pace of work.
While commenting on the importance of the project, the Minister commended government and expressed his optimism that lots of untapped talents would benefit immensely from the facility.
“We are committed, government is committed. We believe Volta Region has a lot of talents to develop. When this project is completed, we will have more individuals who can win medals for Ghana just as some athletes did at the just-ended African games,” he said.
Site Engineer, Lordson Asante reassured that all structural works had been completed except the roofing of the VIP stands which formed the first phase of the project.
The 10,000-seater ultra-modern facility, when completed will host a standard FIFA football pitch, an ICT centre, counseling centre, track and multi-purpose courts, athletics tracks, modern restaurant among other facilities.
Meanwhile, Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa was hopeful that the project would be completed by the end of the year.